Government of Canada: Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
The CEBA Application Period Has Been Extended Applicants now have until June 30, 2021 to apply for a $60,000 CEBA loan or the $20,000 expansion at their financial institution. The federal government has extended the Canada Emergency Benefit Account no-interest loan program. On Monday, the government announced that the deadline for new applications is now June 30 instead of March 31. The program has provided $45 billion in credit through more than 850,000 no-interest loans since it was launched last April. Loans of up to $60,000 are available to cover operating costs for businesses that have lost revenue because of the pandemic.
BC Gov News: Applications Open for the Increased Employment Incentive
Applications are open for the Increased Employment Incentive (IEI), which was announced as part of StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. IEI earmarks up to $190 million for businesses that were able to hire new workers, hire back people who were let go, or increase workers’ hours during the last three months of 2020. The tax credit could amount to as much as $2,230 per employee, and is available to all employers in BC, with the exception of public institutions and political parties.
BC Chamber & Export Navigator: BROADEN THE BORDERS OF YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPORT NAVIGATOR
Diversify your market. Export today. Expand your business borders with one-to-one support from an export advisor. Available to businesses owned by Indigenous Peoples, youth, and women, Export Navigator offers free one-to-one access to an expert advisor who specializes in exporting. Export Navigator is a program that offers free expert guidance to B.C. businesses on exporting. No matter your size or current exporting status, Export Navigator will connect you with a helpful advisor to explain the export process. For more details and to meet your advisor visit exportnavigator.ca
Houston is a community of 2,993 people located on Highway 16 in Northwest British Columbia, between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Houston is part of the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, an area of the province with a large and diversified resource base and an area that is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.
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